Clark School Home UMD

ISR News Story

Guardian article cites Cukier research


A 2006 study conducted by ISR-affiliated Assistant Professor Michel Cukier (ME) and affiliate of the Center for Risk and Reliability, was cited in a front-page news article, "How the web became a sexists' paradise" in the April 6, 2007 technology section of The Guardian online. The Guardian is one of the largest newspapers in the United Kingdom.

The story brings light to the online threats female bloggers and Internet users face today. Cukier's research is described in the article:

"A recent study showed that when the gender of an online username appears female, they are 25 times more likely to experience harassment. The study, conducted by the University of Maryland, found that female user-names averaged 163 threatening and/or sexually explicit messages a day."

| Read the press release about the study issued by the Clark School of Engineering. | ISR's original coverage of the study and press coverage |

April 9, 2007


Prev   Next

 

 

Current Headlines

University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall

UMD Clark School Announces Inaugural Awards Winners

UMD UAS Test Site Receives FAA Approval to Fly

Engineering systems for mental health work by Espy-Wilson, Resnik, Vaughn-Cooke featured in Newsweek

Aerospace Students Excel at 14th AIAA YPSE Conference

A Billion Holes Can Make a Battery

Support Engineering Student Initiatives Through Launch UMD

Adomaitis Wins IIT Distinguished Alumnus Award

Museum Conservation Research Wins Top Prizes in International 3-Minute Thesis Competition

Narayan, Martins participate in BIRS decentralized systems workshop

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar